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How to Order Replacement Keys

We often receive phone calls and e-mails from customers who want to know if they can order additional keys. The simple answer is yes, you can! And, we make it convenient to do right here on our website. Just navigate to Mailbox Accessories and choose Replacement Flat Key or round key and follow the easy…

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How to Lengthen a Mail Boss Mailbox Post

For mailbox post installations more than 1′ in the ground So you want to use an In-Ground Post for your mailbox installation, but one foot in the ground just isn’t going to be enough? Sometimes you just need a little more length, and we will cover some things to consider: First, a little general information…

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New Year, New Mail Theft!

Even though the big holiday season is over, that doesn’t stop mail thieves from wanting to steal your mail year-round. Here are some tips from USPS to avoid mail theft! PROTECTING YOUR MAIL Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail. But with deliveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal…

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Decorate Your Mailbox for the Holidays!

There is more than just one way to be festive for this big holiday season! If you love decorating for Christmas, you can decorate your mailbox to increase the festivities! Any decor works great from ribbons to big bows or re-purposing an old garland! Here are some inspirations to get  you started: First, start making…

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Holiday Mail Theft Prevention

With the big Holiday season around the corner, mail thieves are going to be pulling more stunts and attempting to steal mail and packages from you and your neighbors! This recent news segment from KOB4 featuring a neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM shows “Porch Pirates” taking advantage of this time of the year on all the gifts…

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Mail Boss Mentioned in Home Improvement Podcast

Here at Mail Boss we are very happy and honored to have been mentioned by Jacy Elsesser in one of his recent podcast about mailboxes! “Top rated mailboxes and for home centers, Mail Boss. Also top rated locking security mailboxes”. This podcast covers general USPS regulations and basic knowledge on setting up for a new…

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Retrofitting a Brick Mailbox Column with a Locking Mailbox

Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing a Mailbox in a Brick Column Brick column mailboxes add curb appeal to your home, but they are not easy to build or replace. If you  have a brick column with an unlocked mailbox but would like to upgrade to a locking mailbox, it’s not as hard as you may think!…

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VP Corner: How to Install a Mail Boss in a Column

There are so many different types of columns you can build to hold a mailbox, and so many types of materials available, that it is hard for me to give very specific advice on the building of the column.  However, I can give you some basic tips on how to mount our mailboxes in any…

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Credit Card Fraud Infographic

Credit Card fraud: If it hasn’t happened to you already, it probably will eventually. It’s a growing problem, and while you can take precautions to protect yourself, there is no sure-fire prevention. We found a really interesting infographic on credit card fraud from the Huffington Post in an article advising 16 things you must do when your…

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Perfect Paint to Match the Bronze Mail Boss Mailboxes

Heavy-gauge galvanized steel construction and a powder-coated finish make the Mail Boss mailboxes strong and durable, but sometimes the powder-coat can be damaged due to vandalism, natural disasters or accidents. If your Mail Boss gets scratched and the powder-coated finish is compromised, it’s important to use a protective paint like Rustoleum to prevent rust from…

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